Overview of second year activities


Designing National Dessimination 

The national dissemination covers 69 districts out of 75 districts; the 2 pilot districts of SISM Phase 1 and the 4 testing districts of the 1st Project Year of SISM2 have already covered. Those 6 districts are expected to play a role of guiding the other districts.

The framework of the national dissemination of the refined SISM Model was already discussed and agreed in the end of the 1st Project Year at the 2nd CC meeting held on July 24, 2014. Based on the framework, Program Implementation Manual (PIM) was drafted by DoE in collaboration with Technical Taskforce Team for ToT (T5) and SISM2 Team to instruct the central/local education officers in how to implement the series of the national dissemination activities.

The 30 districts of the Central and the Western Regions except Kathmandu and Lalitpur districts were supported by the SISM2 Team technically and financially; while the 39 districts of the Eastern, Mid-western and Far Western Regions and Kathmandu and Lalitpur districts were technically supported by MoE/DoE/NCED/CDC and covered by the SSRP budget. The budget for conducting RC-W (Resource Center-level Workshop) and SLW (School-level Workshop) in the 69 districts are also covered by the SSRP budget.

Regarding training materials, SIP Formulation Guidebook, SLW Training Manual, and SSA Checklist were refined and updated based on the learning from the Testing in the 1st Project Year. These refined three materials were officially approved by DoE. Moreover, T5 members and SISM2 Team agreed to make a “Supplemental (Reference) Booklet” for SIP Formulation Guidebook with the key government rules and guidelines. Also, T5 members and SISM2 Team prepared collared flex poster of child friendly school for SLW. These all training materials were printed and distributed to all DEOs, RPs, and schools for national dissemination.

Training materials are available at DoE Website (http://doe.gov.np/category/?cid=43) and SISM2 Website (Sharing & Learning/Training Materials).

 


Regional Level Trainer’s Training (R-ToT)

All five R-ToTs were conducted in November 2014. As for the facilitators, all of the T5 members engaged in the preparation and facilitation of Central Region ToT, so that the experiences and learning from Central R-ToT can be applied to the other R-ToTs of four regions. All the T5 members were divided into two teams and one team facilitated Eastern R-ToT held during the period from November 10 to 13 and Mid-Western R-ToT during the period from November 23 to 26, and another team did the same for Western and Far-Western Regions. In total, 163 participants, who came from the major ETCs and from the 75 DEOs, were trained in the 5 R-ToTs.

Schedule and Participants of Five R-ToTs (Unit: persons)

Region (Districts No. covered)

Schedule

From DEO*

ETC/ RED

Others

Sub-total

ADEO/US

SO

SS

Central

(19 districts)

November 6-9, 2014

12

4

18

4

5

43

Eastern

(16 districts)

November 10-13, 2014

7

6

12

4

7

36

Western

(16 districts)

November 10-13, 2014

9

2

18

3

0

32

Mid-Western (15 districts)

November 23-26, 2014

8

2

14

3

5

32

Far-Western

(9 districts)

November 23-26, 2014

2

3

12

2

1

20

Total:

(75 districts)

--

38

17

74

16

18

163

(*ADEO=Assistant DEO; US=Under Secretary; SO=Section Officer; SS=School Supervisor)

(Source: Prepared by SISM2)

 

In all of the 5 R-ToTs, both facilitators and participants’ attitudes were positive by showing good interest in the training, in general. Most of them felt that the training objectives were achieved. During and after the R-ToTs, some comments repeatedly heard were:

  • This is their first time to participate in this type of participatory, practical, and holistic ToT on SIP.
  • Training materials and OGs are user-friendly and help us understand and follow the session clearly and easily.
  • The practice session of trail conduct of SLW at school is the most effective.
  • Participants’ confidence has been increased for conducting D-ToT and the following trainings/workshops in the district.

 

District Level Trainer’s Training (D-ToT)

D-ToT was started in December, 2014, and completed in the beginning of March, 2015 in the 30 target districts supported by SISM2. In total, 791 participants were trained as RC-W facilitators through D-ToTs.

 

 

D-ToT of the 30 Target Districts Supported by SISM2

No.

Regions

Districts

Dates

Participants

Officers of DEO

ETC

RP

I/NGO

Others**

Sub-total

1

Central/Hill

Kavreparanchok

Dec 2-4

9

0

21

0

2

32

2

Central/Terai

Mahottari

Dec 2-4

2

0

7

1

7

17

3

Central/Terai

Dhanusha

Dec 5-7

6

1

9

1

8

25

4

Central/Terai

Bara

Dec 8-10

4

1

10

0

15

30

5

Central/Terai

Rautahat

Dec 9-11

4

0

3

1

18

26

6

Central/Terai

Parsa

Dec 12-14

3

2

6

3

10

24

7

Central/Terai

Sarlahi

Dec 12-14

2

0

2

0

27

31

8

Central/Terai

Chitwan

Dec 16-18

12

3

13

0

0

28

9

Central/Hill

Sindhuli

Dec 18-20

2

0

16

2

2

22

10

Central/Hill

Makwanpur

Dec 19-21

10

0

17

0

5

32

11

Central/Hill

Ramechap

Dec 21-23

4

0

14

0

7

25

12

Central/Mountain

Dolakha

Dec 23-25

1

0

15

0

3

19

13

Western/Hill

Kaski

Dec 28-30

11

0

17

0

5

33

14

Western/Hill

Myagdi

Jan 2-4

4

2

11

0

4

21

15

Western/Hill

Syangja

Jan 2-4

14

0

23

0

1

38

16

Central/Hill

Nuwakot

Jan 4-6

4

3

13

0

6

26

17

Western/Hill

Baglung

Jan 7-9

8

0

16

2

5

31

18

19

Western/Hill and

Western/Mountain

Lamjung and

Manang*

Jan 7-9

8

0

19

0

0

27

20

Central/Mountain

Sindhupalchowk

Jan 8-10

9

0

19

0

4

32

21

Western/Hill

Parbat

Jan 11-13

8

0

14

0

2

24

22

Western/Hill

Gorkha

Jan 16-18

9

0

13

0

10

32

23

Western/Hill

Tanahu

Jan 21-23

12

0

15

0

3

30

24

Western/Terai

Nawalpalsi

Jan 26-28

11

0

11

0

5

27

25

Central/Hill

Bhaktapur

Jan 29-31

6

0

8

2

2

22

26

Western/Hill

Palpa

Feb 2-4

10

1

12

0

8

31

27

Western/Terai

Kapilbastu

Feb 3-5

11

0

10

0

10

31

28

Western/Hill

Arghakhanchi

Feb 8-10

6

0

9

0

15

30

29

Western/Hill

Gulumi

Feb 14-16

10

0

17

0

6

33

30

Western/Mountain

Mustang

Feb 28-March 2

5

0

3

0

4

12

Total:

205

13

363

12

194

791

Note: * Manang District is small, with only 27 schools, and schools are closed in the month of January due to the winter coldness, so D-ToT was combined with Lamjung)

** Others include HT, roster teachers etc.

(Source: Prepared by SISM2)

 

 

 

The 39 districts, technically and financially supported by DoE, have conducted D-ToTs based on what they learnt from the R-ToT and following the instructions from RED and the schedule. 35 districts out of the 39 districts have completed the D-ToTs by the end of March 2015 and the remaining 4 districts are to complete the ones in April 2015. As far as observed during the joint monitoring activities done by the T5 and the SISM2 Team, the D-ToTs were well prepared and conducted by the district-level facilitators in Sankhuwasabha, Dadeldhura and Kalikot districts, which are among the 39 districts covered by DoE.

 

Progress of D-ToT Implementation by Region (as of March 31, 2015)

 

Total No. of Districts

Follow-up

/Testing Districts

Target Districts of National Dissemination

Districts Which Completed D-ToT

Eastern Region

16

1

15

14

Central Region

19

2

17

16

Western Region

16

1

15

15

Mid-Western Region

15

1

14

12

Far Western Region

9

1

8

8

Total:

75

6

69

65

(Source: Prepared by SISM2)

 

 

 

 


RC and School Level Workshop (RC-W and SLW)

After D-ToT, RC-W and SLW were conducted respectively. SISM2 team monitored RC-W in Bhaktapur as well as SLW in Chitwan and Nawalpalsi. The participants were participated in the training actively, and facilitators were also energetic.

Based on information collected by telephone, the summary of the progress of RC-W and SLW is as follows.

 

 

Summary of Progresses

 

Major Outcomes

RC-W

  • A total of 1,700 out of planned 1,790 batches of 3-day RC-W were conducted by 69 districts,
  • Around 52,454 School-level facilitators (2 persons form 26,227 schools) were trained.
  • The schedule of SLW and monitoring plans were prepared by each RC.
  • One set of training package (SIP-FGB, SLW-M and SSA Checklist) were distributed to each school. 

SLW

  • Total of 23,579 community schools conducted 2-day SLW.
  • Each school prepared SIP updating action plans.
  • As of 9 August, a total of 7,757(32.9%)  SIPs have been updated following the SIP-FGB and submitted to RC, DEO, VDC and DDC.
  • School-level stakeholders’ awareness of SIP and school management is improved.

 

 

 

 


Emergency Support

As a result of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25 April and another 7.3 magnitude earthquake on 12 May, there had a devastating impact on the education sector in the affected areas. An estimated 1,109,000 children aged 3 to 18 years have been unable to return to their permanent classrooms when classes resumed on 31 May, after the earthquakes destroyed over 35,986 classrooms. In this context, SISM2 has made a plan to support teaching materials to the schools which are suffered by the devastated earthquake. In consultation with DoE, three districts namely Ramechhap, Sindhuli and Okhaldhunga which are less supported by development partners and I/NGOs, are selected for the support.

 

The support materials were decided in consultation with DoE, NCED, CDC and those concerned districts. The types materials supported is as follows.

 

 

District

Common Support

Additional support (district specific)

1

Ramechhap

- Curriculum book (from Grade 1 to 8)

- Teacher’s guide books (each subject from Grade 1 to 6)

- Student’s attendance book (one book for each grade up to Grade 8)

- Reading books of Room to Read (27 books for each school) for 307 schools except schools which are supported by Room to Read)

- "We father/mother" book (1 set for each school)

2

Sindhuli

- Whiteboard for 424 damaged class rooms

3

Okhaldhunga

- Science charts and reference books for 122 Lower Sec. and Sec. Schools and DEO

- Reading books of Room to Read (27 books for each school) for 210 Primary Schools.

 

SISM2 is going to conduct an orientation workshop for RPs in each of the target districts aims to reconfirm the relationship between the curriculum and the teachers’ guide and to orient on how to use the materials. After the district-level orientation, RPs will orient and distribute the materials to each school during the regular head teachers’ meetings.

 

 

[Orientation on Emergency Support in Sindhuli]

SISM2 conducted orientation for the emergency support in Sindhuli on 6th August, 2015. At the same time, SISM2 distributed teaching materials to all RPs.

There were 29 participants (1 DEO, 1 ADEO, 2 SS, 15 RP, 2 SO, 1 Engineer, 2 Sub Engineers, 2 facilitators, 1 Storekeeper and 2 others.) from Sindhuli. Mr. Shiva Prasad Regmi, DoE, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) section and Mr. Pushpa Raj Dhakal, CDC, were also participated in the program. Mr. Shiva Prasad Regmi explained necessity of DRR in the school management and Mr. Pushpa Raj Dhakal shared his experiences and recommended to utilize of Teachers’ Guide and Curriculum for effective teaching.

After technical sessions, SISM2 team explained the list of teaching materials for emergency support and distributed to each RP. They prepared action plans for the distribution of materials. Except Bahuntilpung, Bakhaphar and Lampantar, all RCs will distribute the materials by 27th August to the schools. Rest of three RCs will distribute the materials to the schools by 11th September.

 

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